Amrouche, Marguerite Taos (Algeria)

1913 - 1976

Amrouche was born in Tunisia after her family fled there to escape religious persecution, resulting from Catholicism conversion. She developed a strong interest in the traditions of the Kabyle Berber, influenced by her mother who was a famous Kabyle performer. Amrouche collected, studied and recorded Kabyle songs.


  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos. Jacinthe Noire. Charlot, 1947.
  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos. Rue des Tambourins. , 1960.
  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos. L'amant Imaginaire. Morel Editeurs / SDAG, 1975.
  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos. Solitude ma Mere. , 1995.


  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos. Le Grain Magique: Contes, Poemes et Proverbes Berberes de Kabylie. Maspero, 1966.

Book Chapter

  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos and Chauvigne, Claude. Taos Amrouche, Fabuliste.


  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos and Brahimi, Denise. "Taos Amrouche, Romanci".


  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos and Zimra, Clarisse. "Amrouche, Taos".


  • Amrouche, Marguerite Taos and Santos, Jose. "Mythe des Orgines et Nostalgie Chez Taos Amrouche".


  • Giono, Jean et al. Entretiens avec Jean Amrouche et Taos Amrouche. Gallimard, 1990


  • Gracki, Katherine. The Self in Other Words: Autoethnography in Francophone Women's Writing. Tulane University, 2001